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LordKavstar
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Shrek_sDrecKid
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Dogs are better pets than cats.

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Started: 1/25/2015 Category: Funny
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LordKavstar

Pro

As a person who has both a cat and a dog, I believe that dogs make better pets than cats. I am open to all arguments, be them for vastly different situations, e.g Cats are better for old people than dogs.
No rules apart from the usual, no racism or homophobia or anything like that (not sure how you could be racist when talking about dogs or cats!).
I expect that this debate has been used a lot on Debate.org but I thought I might give it a try!
This is just for fun, please don't take this too seriously.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

I accept the challenge and will argue why cats are better than dogs.
Debate Round No. 1
LordKavstar

Pro

Well, starting off with the negatives of cats.
Cats are very annoying and hard to train. My cat is extremely annoying when it walks across my keyboard or sits on the table or even food. It attacks my socks, eats my tie and climbs up me as I walk, which I can say is very irritating. Then training the cat not to do these things is very hard. I've read many books on training cats and none of the techniques work.
Dogs however, are very easy to train, don't annoy you and show far more affection than cats, not to mention are better company.
Dogs are better for children too because they are more playful and loving where as cats give up and go and sleep in a basket somewhere. Cats often bring in dead things which is very unpleasant. Dogs don't.
So for these reasons and many others, I believe dogs make better pets than cats. Also, dogs make good guards and alert you when there is someone coming. Cats couldn't care less, they have no awareness of the concept of threat to the family.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

Shrek_sDrecKid forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
LordKavstar

Pro

Dogs are also more fluffy and you can curl up with them on the sofa. Also, dogs play frisbee with you or fetch.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

Where is your evidence to prove that cats are annoying and difficult to train? Opponent fails to provide any sources and uses many of his own opinions and personal experiences rather than logic and reasoning to make up for the lack of sources. Just because your experience with cats was negative does not prove that all cats and all experiences with raising/training cats are negative. Burden of proof lies within opponent until they can provide sources or at least use cold, hard reasoning and realistic logic to back up their arguments.

Opponent then goes on to claim that dogs are superior to cats. Again, where is your sources to prove it? And why are you basing your evidence on your own opinionated experience? You may provide at least a poll to prove your claims. He goes on to make a comparison between dogs and cats, yet there are no sources and they are extremely vague. Provide better sources, better logic/reasoning, and better examples to make your claims more authentic.
Debate Round No. 3
LordKavstar

Pro

This site has a poll and reasons it http://animalbehaviorassociates.com...
Quote from this site http://www.foxnews.com...
"Clearly, there are dog people and there are cat people. But it's not much of a contest: 74 percent of people like dogs a lot, and only 41 percent like cats a lot."
Bad things that cats do http://www.drjeffnichol.com...
Good things that dogs do http://shibashake.com...
http://news.distractify.com...
This one focuses on the people themselves who own these pets http://www.livescience.com...
Up to you to draw your own conclusions from these as I've already made mine. I've tried to include quite a few sources for you to back up everything I've mentioned.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

Shrek_sDrecKid forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by iluvkitty 1 year ago
iluvkitty
I meant 'con should have won' NOT 'con should have one'. LOl!
Posted by iluvkitty 1 year ago
iluvkitty
I only just saw this debate and if I had a chance to vote, I would choose con. I personaly think con should have one. Cats are awesome!
Posted by LordKavstar 2 years ago
LordKavstar
Well obviously not everything but some cats are pretty persistent with wrecking stuff!
Posted by Shrek_sDrecKid 2 years ago
Shrek_sDrecKid
will cats scratch and damage everything they touch?
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